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'''William Wymark''' "'''W. W.'''" '''Jacobs''' (8 September 1863 – 1 September 1943) was an English author of Short story|short stories and novels.[ New York Times] Although much of his work was humorous, he is most famous for his horror story "The Monkey's Paw".
Imagesize| caption = Portrait of Jacobs by Elliott & Fry
Pseudonym| birth_name = William Wymark Jacobs
Birth date{{birth date|1863|9|8|df=y}}
Birth placeWapping, London, England
Death date{{death date and age|1943|9|1|1863|9|8|df=y}}
Death placeIslington, London, England
OccupationShort story writer, novelist
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